April 20, 2010

Felder, Sidney Silver_nugget
[PHIL BC1004] Truth, Value, and Knowledge

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

He is a very smart and confusing man--he teaches mostly lower-level courses, which are not his forte. Students with a couple years of philosophy courses under their belts would do better to take his classes, and beginners would do better with someone like Collins, Helzner, or Morrison. He also tends to find good ways of making stupid questions from students come off sounding reasonable, and answering the reasonable version of the question in a sophisticated way.

He does, however, grade between a C and an A. Only in outstanding cases of idiocy has he ever given a D. Also, he just has interesting views on philosophy.


Three four-page papers and a final exam. He tells you, almost explicitly, what to write to get an A on the papers--but you have to decipher it in his lectures, and almost nobody ever does.